Donegal set their sights on derby clash


By Michael McMullan SOMETHING has to give on Saturday in Letterkenny as Donegal lock horns with neighbours Derry (O’Donnell Park, 2.30pm). Mickey McCann’s men were comfortable winners over Wicklow in their opening game having already won the Conor McGurk in pre-season. McCann will be hoping the injuries that forced new skipper Conor Gartland and Josh […]


Donegal on the road for Ulster clash


By Michael McMullan DONEGAL put down a marker in the Division Two promotion race with victory over Cork. Jim McGuinness will take his side to Kingspan Breffni on Sunday for an all-Ulster clash with Cavan which should draw a sizeable following The Breffni blues also got off to a winning start under new manager Raymond […]


KEVIN CASSIDY: Jim’s new plan


THE National Football League got underway last weekend and just as expected, it started with a bang with a few very interesting results. We know that going by last year, the league is no longer a slow burner for teams as now with the condensed season in place teams need to be at themselves from […]


SHANE RICE: McGuinness coming out aggressive


IN a display that left spectators awestruck, Jim McGuinness showcased his aggressive coaching style as Donegal went head to head with Cork last weekend. The match, described by many as “men against boys,” unfolded as a tactical masterclass, with Donegal proving both physically and technically superior to their opponents. One of the key takeaways from […]


Derry make it back to back titles


Dr McKenna Cup final Derry 0-12 Donegal 0-6 By Michael McMullan CHAMPIONS Derry retained their McKenna Cup title after encounter with Donegal on Saturday in Omagh. Advertisement Brendan Rogers and Patrick McBrearty saw red, in separate incidents, within seconds, in the third quarter with Oisin Gallen dismissed for two bookings late on. Donegal won the […]


KEVIN CASSIDY: A first instalment


CONSIDERING that the 2024 inter-county season only fully kicks off next weekend there’s so much happening this week with the GAA. Let me begin with the decision to overturn the eight week suspension handed down to Jim McGuinness last week. I wrote here last week I thought the decision was farcical from the beginning. I […]


McGuinness eight-week suspension overturned


DONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness has had his eight-week suspension overturned following a successful appeal. McGuinness, back in charge of Donegal for a second time, initially picked up a ban that would have saw him miss a huge chunk of his sides Division Two league campaign. The 2012 All-Ireland manager was hit with the sanction for […]


KEVIN CASSIDY: Conditions were unfair on players and spectators


I WILL start off this week by congratulating Glen on a massive win which sees them into their second All-Ireland final in a row. First of all, let me also say that I, personally, thought that the game should not have been allowed to take place. While I fully understand the difficulty in finding an […]